Report Designer allows you to create and edit reports. This tool is opened when you create a report in the Reports window or select any of the existing reports for editing.
For your convenience several sample reports are available within the %program_directory%\Reports folder.
This module is provided by FastReport (http://www.fast-report.com) and has its own help system. Press F1 key in the Report Designer to call the FastReport help.
Please find the instructions on how to create a simple report in Report Designer below:
In order to add a band to the report:
- proceed to the Page1 tab of Report Designer;
- select the Insert Band component on the toolbar (on the left);
- select the band to be added to the report;
- click within the working area - the corresponding element appears in the area;
- set element properties within the Properties Inspector.
Note: The Properties Inspector panel that allows you to edit report object properties can be shown/hidden by pressing the F11 key.
Adding report data
In order to add data to the report:
- proceed to the Data tab within the panel on the right side of the window;
- pick an element within the Data tree and drag it to the working area;
- add all necessary elements one by one using drag-and-drop operation for each of them.
Viewing the report
To preview the newly created report, select the Project | Preview main menu item or use the corresponding Preview toolbar button. You can also use the Ctrl+P shortcut for the same purpose. This mode allows you to view, edit and print the result report.
To print the report, use the Print toolbar button or the corresponding context menu item.
Saving the report
When all report parameters are set, you can save the report to an external *.fr3 file on your local machine or in a machine in the LAN.
To save the report, select the Project | Save main menu item or use the corresponding Save Report toolbar button. You can also use the Ctrl+S shortcut for the same purpose.